from The American HeritageĀ® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A grocery cart.
  • n. A group of products or services in a specific market, especially when considered in terms of its fluctuating cost in determining a consumer price index: "The CPI measures the average price change over time of a fixed market basket containing more than 200 goods and servicesā€ ( Teresa Tritch).

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A list of items used specifically to track the progress of inflation in an economy or specific market.


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